These Sping-Loaded Skate Trucks Make Me Wish I Knew How To Skateboard 

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue—modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down enormous flights of stairs. They do it all without suspension, forcing… » 4/25/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Mattress Sensor Only Silences Your Alarm Clock When You Get Out of Bed

How many times do you need to snooze your alarm clock before you actually climb out of bed in the morning? Enough to be late for work every day, right? So while there are lots of crazy alarm clock designs out there that make it harder to snooze, the Chipper—which uses a sensor strip to only silence your alarm once… » 4/08/15 10:00am 4/08/15 10:00am

Cardboard Pterodactyls Are the Perfect Jurassic World Halloween Costumes

It's going to be a banner year for blockbuster movies, which means there will be lots of great costume choices once Halloween rolls around. And if you're partial to the upcoming Jurassic World and its dinosaurs, you'll love Lisa Glover's simple pterodactyl getup, made from completely recyclable cardboard. » 4/06/15 12:26pm 4/06/15 12:26pm

A Musical Prank Card That Drives Someone Mad Is the Perfect Gift

The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it. » 4/06/15 9:20am 4/06/15 9:20am

Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm 4/01/15 4:57pm

Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always at the Ready, Never in the Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler… » 4/01/15 9:20am 4/01/15 9:20am

A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into a Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation—even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child's bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination. » 3/31/15 1:20pm 3/31/15 1:20pm

This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep the Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn't have a drummer? That's where this new wearable comes in. It doesn't tell time, it doesn't have notifications, and it can't run… » 3/31/15 9:49am 3/31/15 9:49am

A Stroller Trailer Lets You Run With a Kid in Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you'll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It's a new take on the stroller that's pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your… » 3/23/15 10:15am 3/23/15 10:15am

This Lighter Works Like a Taser To Start Fires Without a Flame

If you need more than ten fingers to count the number of times you've burned yourself while trying to light a candle at the bottom of a tall glass container, the Illume ArcLighter will probably seem like the greatest invention since the wheel. Instead of a flame, it produces a glowing electric arc that can light… » 3/19/15 2:56pm 3/19/15 2:56pm

A Combo 3-D Printer, CNC Machine And Laser Etcher Makes A Lot Of Sense

3-D printers are powerful but limited tools: you can make anything you want, but only out of a specific kind of plastic. But combine that with a CNC machine that shapes metal, and a laser etcher for fine detail, and you have an all-in-one workshop that doesn't require you getting your hands dirty. » 3/18/15 11:30pm 3/18/15 11:30pm